ISyE, PI and SCL affiliated faculty, corporate partners, Industry Advisory Board members, PI affiliated students, ISyE PhD students and MSSCE students:

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Routing in the Physical Internet: Framework, Algorithms and Research Perspectives

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 12-1pm

ISyE Main Building - 228 Executive Education Room

Presented by Eric Ballot

Professor and Physical Internet Chair

Département Economie, Management | Société Mines Paristech


The Physical Internet (PI) opens many more options to deliver goods to the end destination, thanks to interconnected services. To exploit such opportunities, routing algorithms must be developed at different levels to make the PI work. In this lecture, the levels will be defined and results obtained will be compared to traditional dedicated solutions. Two main point of views will be distinguished: the shipper (how to specify routing request) and the services provider (how to publish services and make agreements). The main PI principles will be presented as well as their impacts on algorithms, data requirements and performance. Initial results show the potential, but also uncover many research opportunities for services providers to develop new services and shippers to operate their supply chain with the PI.


Eric Ballot is full professor of supply chain management and industrial engineering at Mines ParisTech and the director of the Management Science lab. He is the head professor of the industrial management and supply chain program. He was a visiting scholar at the MIT Sloan School of management in 2007 and a visiting professor at HongKong University since 2015. He serves a board member of several institutions and is an accredited expert by Appeal Court of Paris since 2002. Eric Ballot has been leading many research projects both with the industry Airbus, Renault, Danone… and with international academic partners such as Cambridge, GeorgiaTech… He is also the author of many research papers and books chapters. His research has been awarded and recognized at several occasions in conferences and research prizes (IESM, ILS, PREDIT). He is also leading the Physical Internet Initiative in Europe with several projects funded in France and at the European level.  

Register Online by March 30th.